Local support brings millions to national telethon

Peggy Kolonay with Max and Erma's present donations to co-host Nancy Wilson at the 31st Annual Children's Miracle Network Hospital Telethon with co-host WHIO-7 Cheryl McHenry, Mike Hartsock and Nancy Wilson on Sunday June 2, 2013.
Peggy Kolonay with Max and Erma's present donations to co-host Nancy Wilson at the 31st Annual Children's Miracle Network Hospital Telethon with co-host WHIO-7 Cheryl McHenry, Mike Hartsock and Nancy Wilson on Sunday June 2, 2013.

Credit: Charles Caperton

Credit: Charles Caperton

The 30th annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Telethon raised well over $2 million this weekend.

Starting at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night and concluding at 6 p.m. Sunday evening, the telephones rang with inbound pledges at the Dayton telethon headquarters to the tune of $2, 525, 413.

The local telethon hosts were WHIO-TV anchor Cheryl McHenry, sports anchor Mike Hartsock and K99.1 FM morning show co-host Nancy Wilson.

Pledges may still be made through the toll-free telephone number: 1-888-746-kids.